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Nice Golden Retriever!

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Great looking pup! Happy as all can be on that turf!

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jskierko wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Someone wanted a quick photoshoot after the walk tonight. Grass closest to driveway starting to rebound first, as expected, as pgr has expired.
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just look at that grass! nice dog too.

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That’s an All-American photo right there. Beautiful pup

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jskierko wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Someone wanted a quick photoshoot after the walk tonight. Grass closest to driveway starting to rebound first, as expected, as pgr has expired.
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I'm not sure where this picture belongs better - on a Scotts turf builder commercial, or on a high end dog food commercial!

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bf7 wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:05 pm
I'm not sure where this picture belongs better - on a Scotts turf builder commercial, or on a high end dog food commercial!
I'd go with the dog food commercial for sure, considering she's 12 but still acts like she's 2. So whatever she's eating is working.

And @Stuofsci02, I thought you had mentioned something about having a golden so I knew you'd appreciate it.
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jskierko wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:03 pm
bf7 wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:05 pm
I'm not sure where this picture belongs better - on a Scotts turf builder commercial, or on a high end dog food commercial!
I'd go with the dog food commercial for sure, considering she's 12 but still acts like she's 2. So whatever she's eating is working.

And @Stuofsci02, I thought you had mentioned something about having a golden so I knew you'd appreciate it.
Yeah…. This is him going on vacation..

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Stuofsci02 wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:04 pm
jskierko wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:03 pm
bf7 wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:05 pm
I'm not sure where this picture belongs better - on a Scotts turf builder commercial, or on a high end dog food commercial!
I'd go with the dog food commercial for sure, considering she's 12 but still acts like she's 2. So whatever she's eating is working.

And @Stuofsci02, I thought you had mentioned something about having a golden so I knew you'd appreciate it.
Yeah…. This is him going on vacation..

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Wow, that is a cute photo. :thumbup:

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Pulling a @BBLOCK and switching up cameras for today's shots. Small triv patch included in bottom right of last pic, just for fun. HOC: 0.8"
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jskierko wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:10 pm
Pulling a @BBLOCK and switching up cameras for today's shots. Small triv patch included in bottom right of last pic, just for fun. HOC: 0.8"
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Haha u forgot one thing your lawn is thiiiiccccck! looks mint bud

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Reno continuing to darken up. Mowed at 1.5" with rotary mower this time. It's been wet and I haven't found too many good windows to mow consistently. Also wanted to clean it up a bit and get the grass upright. Right side towards the top is a little over 2 weeks behind, so it is still a bit lighter in color. I also have some areas there that are overcrowded. I have put pictures below comparing healthy areas vs overcrowded areas.

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Some other shots of the yard from 10/13. Having to stay vigilant of fungal pressure due to frequent rains recently.
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Awesome stuff man!

Good to see that density/overcrowding comparison. I have some of that going on and while it looks bad now, I know it will thin itself out and match with time.

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Looks like the baby reno is catching up to the 1 year old lawn!

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jskierko wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:55 am
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So the 2nd picture is what overcrowding looks like? I got a bunch of that in the lawn.

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lbb091919 wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:54 pm
Awesome stuff man!

Good to see that density/overcrowding comparison. I have some of that going on and while it looks bad now, I know it will thin itself out and match with time.
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Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:16 pm
So the 2nd picture is what overcrowding looks like? I got a bunch of that in the lawn.
It's kind of hard knowing how those areas will react. It may come to a time next summer where the whole area struggles as it competes for water in a harsh environment. I found that my overcrowded areas from my reno last season did not really take on a 'survival of the fittest' mentality, but more of a 'we're all in this together' struggle. The blades still appear thinner (almost a fine fescue consistency) and nutrient deficient. The area is on the side of the house that only gets morning sun. An area in full sun could potentially die off all together in a harsh environment.

I think for my overcrowded areas from this reno I will take a soil probe and pull some cores every few inches and let it fill in naturally. If nothing else it will minimize competition for nutrients and allow for better water penetration in that area.
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^+1. A well maintained lawn with nutrients, sun, and water will let those overcrowded areas live on just as pictured.

It's not that easy to fix when it's widespread (my case) but it's possible as I pulled it off...although I introduced other headaches (weeds, uneven cut with the GM) as side effects. It's worth it though because the deep blue/green is truly widespread in my Reno now without any fine fescue look alikes!

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Finally able to get a full days worth of mowing in today. Mowed at 0.75", put down 0.4 lbs of N per k tonight. Between work and life happenings I went 17 days without any N applied. Knew that I just wouldn't be able to keep up.

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On 10/7 I noticed a bunch of spots in my front yard, what I believed to be powdery mildew. Front yard faces due north, gets only 2ish hours of sun tops, and we had several straight days of wet weather. I really shouldn't have stopped my preventative fungicide regimen before Labor Day! Although I was not overly concerned since I knew it would bounce back if it truly was powdery mildew, I went ahead and threw azoxy down at curative rate. This was also part of the reason I was holding off on the nitrogen applications. Overhead shots still display where the worst of it was, but it's hardly noticeable at street level.
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Put down some doubles on the reno today. Had to run the rotary over it first at lowest setting just to get it manageable. Happy with how the established areas have matured over the last 2 or so weeks.
Thinner areas towards the foreground will continue to fill in, but I'm planning a spring reno for the rest of the backyard, so I can throw additional seed down in the thinnest spots then.
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Those doubles are poppin. I just laid down my first doubles too.

Love the updated signature too haha

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I love the front yard shots. Gorgeous! It seems to be thriving in the shade.

This is proof that you don't need to go crazy with N like me to get it dark as heck!

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Reno looks to be in very good shape, especially considering how challenging the weather in August made things this year. Congrats!
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